śiṣyaDevanāgarī: शिष्य Translation: pupil, disciple Opposite words:guru, ācārya
Appears inSāṃkhya Kārikā: Bhagavad Gītā:
Chapter 2: 7
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Three types of Śiṣya:
1. The student doesn’t get started e.g. doesn’t get beyond Saṃkalpa
2. The student starts, but when there is an obstacle, stops.
3. The student starts, but when there is an obstacle, takes it as a challenge
– T Krishnamacharya’s commentary on Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 22
“To raise the awareness of the pupil to Dhyāna,
the teacher must instruct the pupil during Āsana practice.”
– T Krishnamacharya 1984
“The pupil must be Paripāka.
– Cooked on all sides.”
– T Krishnamacharya